The winds are roaring, and even in our sheltered garden, plants are getting a good buffeting. Before lunch, just as the winds were picking up I went out to pick a few spring blooms for today's IAVOM. Cathy who gathers us together in a great ponytail of flowers, her topic this week is Fringe Benefits, which when viewed will make you smile.
Rarely used for its original purpose the vintage half pint pewter tanquard beer mug is today's Vase. Usually it sits with its fellow full pint version on a kitchen shelf together with a few other pewter bits and pieces. It makes a lovely container for posies of flowers.
Rescued from the winds are soft and delicate blooms: the blue Brunnera Jack Frost flowers masquerade as forget-me-nots, and the pretty pink sweetpea looking flowers of Lathyrus vernus ‘Alboroseus’.
With a little twirl of the vase you can see the pale pink Dicentra eximia both flowers and ferny leaf, and a cousin of this one Corydalis Pseudofumaria alba with its white and yellow blooms join together and are surrounded by fresh unblemished leaves of a white edged trimmed leaves of a small hosta.